Politics

Trump wants to expand US nuclear arsenal

President Donald Trump says he would like to see the U.S. expand its nuclear arsenal to ensure the country is at the “top of the pack.”

Trump made the comment Thursday during an interview with Reuters, marking a shift from his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, who just days before exiting the White House made cuts to the United States’ nuclear stockpile, according to Popular Mechanics.

Former Vice President Joe Biden announced in January that the U.S. had cut its nuclear arsenal by 533 weapons, bringing the new total to 4,018, representing both deployed and non-deployed warheads. Those cuts began in September 2015.

 

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source: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/02/23/trump-wants-to-expand-us-nuclear-arsenal-to-be-top-of-the-pack/